Improving New-Grad Nurse Retention and Satisfaction Through Bi-monthly Educational Offerings

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162557
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Presentation
Title:
Improving New-Grad Nurse Retention and Satisfaction Through Bi-monthly Educational Offerings
Abstract:
Improving New-Grad Nurse Retention and Satisfaction Through Bi-monthly Educational Offerings
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2010
Author:Anton, Melissa, RN, MSN, MPH
P.I. Institution Name:Mercy Medical Center
Title:Clinical RN III
Contact Address:301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD, 21227, USA
Contact Telephone:410-332-9477
Co-Authors:Mary Lou Gercke, RN, MSN, CEN
Leadership Conference - Evidence-Based Practice Abstract: Improving New-Graduate Nurse Satisfaction and Retention Through
Bi-Monthly Educational Offerings

Purpose: The average first year turn-over rate for new graduate nurses is 27.1%. The main reason behind their decision to leave is the stress associated with a lack of confidence in their role as a nurse. In an effort to decrease stress and increase comfort associated with the new role of Registered Nurse, an extended orientation and educational program was developed for the new graduate nurses in the ED. During bi-monthly educational seminars, new graduate nurses were able to gain increased knowledge and improvement in nursing skills in a supportive environment. They also had a non-threatening environment where they were able to voice concerns and discuss suggestions for change and improvement. Ultimately, this program will hopefully improve job satisfaction and turn-over rate of the new graduate nurse.

Design: This poster will describe the focus-group development process and subsequent educational program for new graduate nurses.

Setting: An urban level III trauma Emergency Department

Participants: Seven new graduate nurses hired in the ED during Fall 2008 and completed orientation by May 2009 were included in the focus group.

Methods: The focus group identified knowledge gaps, role expectations, and inter-departmental support as areas of concern that can diminish job satisfaction and increase ED turnover rate. Based on these data, bi-monthly educational programs were developed with topics including: Care of the Stroke Patient, Care of a Patient in Respiratory Distress, Documentation, and a Mock Code. When the last three sessions are completed, a final new-graduate nurse focus group, as well as a qualitative survey of the senior ED staff, will be conducted to determine the success of this educational program. Further, new graduate turn over rates will assessed at one and two years post-hire

Results/Outcomes: Interim qualitative results following the initial two educational sessions revealed that group participants reported an improvement in their level of knowledge and confidence working in the ED. Further, senior staff noticed an improvement in the work ethic of the participants. When this group of nurses reaches their 12 and 24 month anniversaries, it is anticipated that there will be a higher retention rate and improved workplace satisfaction.

Implications: Having continued educational offerings for new-graduate nurses throughout their first year as a nurse may help the new graduate nurse become a productive member of the team and transition more quickly into the professional nursing role. It may also provide them with a base of support and a non-threatening environment to voice concerns. Ultimately, it may lead to increased new graduate nurse retention, improved job satisfaction and better work environment within the department.

Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving New-Grad Nurse Retention and Satisfaction Through Bi-monthly Educational Offeringsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162557-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improving New-Grad Nurse Retention and Satisfaction Through Bi-monthly Educational Offerings</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Anton, Melissa, RN, MSN, MPH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mercy Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical RN III</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD, 21227, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">410-332-9477</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">manton@mdmercy.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Lou Gercke, RN, MSN, CEN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Leadership Conference - Evidence-Based Practice Abstract: Improving New-Graduate Nurse Satisfaction and Retention Through <br/>Bi-Monthly Educational Offerings<br/><br/>Purpose: The average first year turn-over rate for new graduate nurses is 27.1%. The main reason behind their decision to leave is the stress associated with a lack of confidence in their role as a nurse. In an effort to decrease stress and increase comfort associated with the new role of Registered Nurse, an extended orientation and educational program was developed for the new graduate nurses in the ED. During bi-monthly educational seminars, new graduate nurses were able to gain increased knowledge and improvement in nursing skills in a supportive environment. They also had a non-threatening environment where they were able to voice concerns and discuss suggestions for change and improvement. Ultimately, this program will hopefully improve job satisfaction and turn-over rate of the new graduate nurse.<br/><br/>Design: This poster will describe the focus-group development process and subsequent educational program for new graduate nurses.<br/><br/>Setting: An urban level III trauma Emergency Department<br/><br/>Participants: Seven new graduate nurses hired in the ED during Fall 2008 and completed orientation by May 2009 were included in the focus group. <br/><br/>Methods: The focus group identified knowledge gaps, role expectations, and inter-departmental support as areas of concern that can diminish job satisfaction and increase ED turnover rate. Based on these data, bi-monthly educational programs were developed with topics including: Care of the Stroke Patient, Care of a Patient in Respiratory Distress, Documentation, and a Mock Code. When the last three sessions are completed, a final new-graduate nurse focus group, as well as a qualitative survey of the senior ED staff, will be conducted to determine the success of this educational program. Further, new graduate turn over rates will assessed at one and two years post-hire<br/><br/>Results/Outcomes: Interim qualitative results following the initial two educational sessions revealed that group participants reported an improvement in their level of knowledge and confidence working in the ED. Further, senior staff noticed an improvement in the work ethic of the participants. When this group of nurses reaches their 12 and 24 month anniversaries, it is anticipated that there will be a higher retention rate and improved workplace satisfaction.<br/><br/>Implications: Having continued educational offerings for new-graduate nurses throughout their first year as a nurse may help the new graduate nurse become a productive member of the team and transition more quickly into the professional nursing role. It may also provide them with a base of support and a non-threatening environment to voice concerns. Ultimately, it may lead to increased new graduate nurse retention, improved job satisfaction and better work environment within the department.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:30:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:30:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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